About Krista K

Boutique Hours

Monday through Friday – 10 am to 7 pm
Saturday – 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday – 12 pm to 5 pm

Our Story

In May 2002, Krista K opened in the lively Lakeview neighborhood. Located on the corner of Southport and Cornelia, the boutique was the first upscale women’s clothing store in this now thriving shopping area. From the start, Krista K has been recognized for offering a thoughtful mix of the brightest emerging designers and perennial favorites. In its first year of business, Krista K was named Chicago’s Best New Women’s Boutique by Chicago Magazine and was featured on ABC’s 190 North as one of Chicago’s top 3 Boutiques. Krista K has since been featured in Lucky, InStyle, Women’s Wear Daily, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Travel + Leisure, Crains, Time Out, Daily Candy, Chicago Social, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun Times and more.

Today, Krista K Boutique’s top floor is devoted to beautiful collections such as Elizabeth and James, Helmut Lang and Haute Hippie, shoes by Pedro Garcia, Belle Sigerson Morrison, and Coclico, jewelry by Lana and Sway, and handbags by Treesje and Lauren Merkin. Consistently recognized for its extensive selection of denim, Krista K now fills the entire lower level with jeans and casual wear including Current/Elliott, J Brand, Mother, James Perse, Clu and Splendid.


The Krista Behind Krista K

From a young age, Krista loved fashion and had the desire to start her own business. Prior to opening the stores, Krista gained valuable retail experience through her work as a consultant for leading retailers such as Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and Levi-Strauss. Krista earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and has an undergraduate degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Today she lives in the Chicago-area with her husband, Rick, 3 young kids Mason, Marley and Reese, and 2 dogs, Abby and Kaia.